Monthly Archives: August 2011

Post-Irene Idea Starter: Volunteer Fire Companies Offer Hot Showers (and Coffee)

One example of the post-Tropical Storm Irene services being provided by the region’s fire, rescue, and emergency medical services are the hot showers (and coffee) being made available at both the Salem Volunteer Fire Company and the Gardner Lake Volunteer … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Lee Iacocca

“Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.” – Lee Iacocca

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Editor’s Note

After being without power since approximately 10:45 AM on Sunday, it was restored about 8:15 last night. We are grateful for the return of electric power and we offer our appreciation for the fine work being done by the city, … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note

Our office has been without power since approximately 10:45 AM on Sunday. Consequently there have been no updates on this blog or on our main website, New England City & Town. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and, while … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Irene Update

The National Weather Service reports that, at approximately 9:00 AM, the center of Irene – now weakened to a tropical storm – moved over New York City (at latitude 40.7 north…longitude 74.0 west). The storm’s estimated intensity at landfall was … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Update

The National Weather Service reports that, at 5:00 AM, the center of Hurricane Irene was located near latitude 39.2 north…longitude 74.5 west. Irene is moving toward the north northeast at close to 18 miles per hour, and this motion accompanied … Continue reading

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President Declares Emergencies in Four New England States

In addition to President Obama declaring an emergency for Massachusetts (which was mentioned in a previous post, President Obama has now declared emergencies in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. These declarations, due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane … Continue reading

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